Marriott Manila celebrates the most important festivity in the Chinese calendar, the Lunar New Year with a variety of auspicious treats from dining to accommodation.
Double your luck in 2019 with a traditional Chinese delicacy, Man Ho’s Ti-Koi Fish (weighing 300 g and 700 g each) enclosed in a red oriental box sealed with a gold stamp for only Php 1,888 nett.
According to Chinese belief, this sweet and sticky pastry also called as nian gao is pasted to the image of the Kitchen God in every household a week before the Lunar New Year. It is believed that by smearing tikoy to his mouth will keep his lips “sealed” and speak only “sweet” words to the Jade Emperor about the family he watches over.
Whether it’s a red envelope or box of treats, gift giving in Chinese culture follows a strict tradition, from the wrapper to the content, but above all, gifts are meant to send warm wishes and good luck for everyone.
Man Ho has handpicked exquisite items from their offerings for the perfect Lunar New Year hamper that includes the double prosperity tikoy (700 g and 300 g), festive chocolates (120 g) inspired from Daruma piglets, chili sauce (30 g), walnuts (150 g), XO sauce (30 g), kiam muy (280 g), and Jasmine Green Tea (250 g)—all of this in one elegant matte gold box for only Php 3,188 nett.
Aside from tikoy, Man Ho adds in two luxurious dishes to their menu. A Lunar New Year trademark, Poon Choi literally means “Chinese casserole in basin” and signifies affluence and prosperity. This meticulously layered bowl is filled with the most-priced ingredients varying from seafood, meat, and vegetables. Savor the massive combination of flavors of abalone, fish maw, dried scallop, prawns, sea moss, cuttlefish, roasted duck, chicken, pork knuckle, and vegetables bathed in rich broth—a cuisine definitely fit for gatherings and festivities. This one-pot communal dish is priced at Php 18,880 nett good for 8 to 12 persons.
Another Lunar New Year staple is Lohei also called as Yu-Sheng meaning “to toss up good fortune.” This dish has an interesting ritual before it is eaten. The raw fish is served first, followed by lemon and peppers which represents luck and money, respectively. The sesame oil that circles the dish symbolizes the flow of wealth from every sides, next comes the carrot strips to bring blessings. Lastly, the green and white radish strips that represents youth and good fortune in business. The ingredients are then tossed while everyone stands up and pronounce good wishes for the new year. It is believed that the higher the toss, the better you prospect. You can enjoy this dish for only Php 2,888 nett good for 4 to 6 persons.
In addition to the feast is Man Ho’s signature stuffed chicken filled with sticky rice and lotus seed that signifies happiness, prosperity, and a good beginning until the end of the year. This dish is good for 6 to 12 persons and is only Php 3,188 nett.
Celebrate at Marriott
Lunar New Year celebration would not be complete without family gatherings. It is considered as the most important part of the tradition where everyone sends their well wishes and spends time with their loved ones. With this, Marriott Manila is offering a special Gatherings Room package from February 3 to 7, 2019. Enjoy an overnight stay at the Premium room for only Php 14,388++ with inclusions of Php 3,000 F&B credits per day of stay that can be used in any restaurant outlets of Marriott Manila, and a box of tikoy to welcome you during your stay and wish you prosperity for the whole year. Marriott Manila also invites everyone to join the celebration to attract good spirits and push negative energies away through a ceremonial dragon and lion dance on February 6, 2019 at 5pm.
Man Ho’s Ti-Koi and Lunar New Year hamper are available until February 15, 2019 while the special ala carte dishes are offered from February 1 to 6, 2019 only. Man Ho Chinese Restaurant is open daily for lunch at 11:30am to 2:30pm and 6pm to 10:30pm. To know more about Manila Marriott’s latest offers, call (632) 988-9999 local or visit the hotel’s website (www.manilamarriott.com), Facebook (ManilaMarriott), Twitter (@manilamarriott), and Instagram (@manilamarriott).